Counterpunch, 2nd edition: Making Type in the Sixteenth Century Designing Typefaces Now

4.41 avg rating
( 76 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780907259428: Counterpunch, 2nd edition: Making Type in the Sixteenth Century Designing Typefaces Now
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Typography is still dominated by letterforms from the first one hundred years of European printing. Where were the processes and attitudes that lie behind these forms? Fred Smeijers is a type desinger who learn to design and cut punches: the key instruments with which metal type is made. This book is a work of practical history, with much contemporary relevance.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Fred Smeijers is a Dutch type designer, teacher, and writer. After finishing as a student at the school of art at Arnhem, he worked as a typographic advisor to the reprographic company Océ, then became a founding member of the graphic design practice Quadraat, which provided the name for his first published typeface (FontShop, 1992). Smeijers has a whole range of distinctive typefaces to his credit, including Renard (The Enschedé Font Foundry, 1998) and Arnhem, Fresco, Sansa, and Custodia. These latter are all distributed by OurType, the company that he co-founded. His books are Counterpunch (1996) and Type now (2003). He is a winner of the Gerrit Noordzij prize (2001), and is Professor of Digital Typography at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig.

Review:

Counterpunch is written in an entertaining manner and Smeijer's wit frequently shines through....The book's carefully considered design, a bibliography, and a useful index complete a work that is warmly recommended to anyone interested in type. Kaspar Brand, Page

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780907259060: Counterpunch: Making Type in the 16th Century, Designing Typefaces Now

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0907259065 ISBN 13:  9780907259060
Publisher: Hyphen, 1997
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Smeijers, Fred
Published by Hyphen Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0907259421 ISBN 13: 9780907259428
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hyphen Press, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110907259421

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 301.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Fred Smeijers
Published by Hyphen Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0907259421 ISBN 13: 9780907259428
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hyphen Press, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0907259421

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 374.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds